The Importance of Employers Having Safety Programs
Why should you have a safety program? Well, first because it has become too costly to have people injured.3 min read
Reasons To Have an Effective Safety Program
Why should you have a safety program? Well, first because it has become too costly to have people injured. That includes your employees, your customers' employees and the general public. Many managers I have worked with had no idea what the total cost of accidents and injuries were to their organization. Once the true costs were compiled, I can't recall one general manager saying the total was less than expected. If for monetary reasons alone, you institute a cost effective safety program, you will be financially rewarded.
There are several other good reasons to have an effective safety program. The second reason and a serious consideration is the moral obligation that we have as employers to provide a safe and healthful work place. This moral consideration does not motivate some managers very much, some possibly not at all. As a safety professional, I have personally investigated numerous serious injuries, and in most instances the top management of the organization were emotionally upset as they contemplated the pain and disability created as a result of the accident. These were genuine feelings verified by the corrective action almost always taken to prevent a re-occurrence. Management could not undo the serious consequences of these past accidents but future accidents can be prevented. At this point, most managers are interested in taking action to prevent injuries because they feel a sense of responsibility for their employees' and customers' welfare.0px;" class="adsbygoogle">